Fourty-Four Years in First Grade

By: Mary Jane Fizer

Published: March 15, 2013


I wish I had all the time in the world to read, but unfortunately, I have other things that must get done.  But, since I work in the school system and have numerous teacher friends, I couldn’t resist telling you about this book even though I haven’t read it.  I am promoting this book as part of the PUMP UP YOUR BOOK Blog Tour.

one knows how unpredictable first graders can be better than a first-grade
teacher. In MOMMY COULDN’T FIND HER EYELASHES, retired elementary educator Mary
Jane Fizer shares excerpts from written papers and some of her favorite amusing
and poignant conversations with her first-grade students, providing an
unforgettable glimpse into the innocent, often uncensored minds and
imaginations of children.
relies on more than forty years of experience in a classroom environment to
offer a diverse compilation of funny sayings and heartfelt moments she
experienced with her students. From the student who said he wanted to be both
the President of the United States and a forklift operator to the boy who
announced that he needed to see the nurse because he thought he had head
lights, Fizer recalls the unpredictable moments of every day she spent in front
of a classroom serving not only as a teacher, but also as a role model,
stand-in mother, and a source of information who had to somehow find a creative
answer to every creative question.

Couldn’t Find Her Eyelashes is a delightful collection of quotes from children
that encourages all of us to find the pure happiness in every day—even when we
are all grown up.

Mary Jane Fizer
Mary Jane Fizer earned
a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Concord College in Athens,
West Virginia, and a master’s degree in elementary education from George Mason
University in Fairfax, Virginia. She spent the last forty years of her teaching
career in Prince William County Schools in Woodbridge, Virginia, where she
still resides today.  For more, check out her website at

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